Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Regis In RMAC Quarterfinals Tuesday

first_img Tags: Dixie State basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday, Dixie State, the No. 1 seed in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament, hosts the No. 8 seed Regis Rangers at Burns Arena as the RMAC Tournament commences.The 22-6 (17-5 in RMAC play) Trailblazers are seeking their first all-time RMAC Tournament title, which would give them an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Tournament.In statements from Dixie State University athletic director Jason Boothe, should the Trailblazers fail to win the conference tournament title, there is no guarantee they would still make the NCAA Tournament field.Dixie State head coach Jon Judkins (568-260, .686 at Dixie State) is in his 16th year at the helm of the Trailblazers’ program.His 22-6 (.786) record this season is his best as the Trailblazers’ head coach by winning percentage.The Trailblazers have been among the more exciting teams in NCAA Division II this season.Dixie State averages 81.3 points per game as the Trailblazers rank 62nd nationally in scoring offense.Trailblazers junior forward/center Hunter Schofield leads Dixie State in scoring (16.3 points per game), rebounding (6.2 boards per game) and total blocked shots (15).Senior guard Jack Pagenkopf (14.5 points per game, team-bests in assists [168] and steals [58]) and junior guard Dason Youngblood (10.6 points per game) also score in double figures on-average this season for Dixie State.Defensively, the Trailblazers surrender 72.9 points per game, ranking them 104th nationally in scoring defense.In his fifth season at the helm of the Regis program, head coach Brady Bergeson is 93-55 (.628).The Rangers score 77.2 points per game, ranking them 133rd nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Christian Little leads Regis in scoring (17 points per game), assists (76) and steals (55).Sophomore forward, Swiss national Toni Rocak, leads the Rangers in rebounding (6.3 boards per game) and blocked shots (15). Rocak also posts 15.3 points per game.Other Rangers to score in double figures on-average include junior guard Brian Dawson (11.9 points per game) and Donald Gipson (10.9 points per game).Regis surrenders 74.4 points per game, ranking the Rangers 139th nationally in scoring defense.The Trailblazers lead Regis 3-1 all-time. Should Dixie State advance past the Rangers, they would host the winner of the Colorado Mesa-UC Colorado Springs game. Written by March 2, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Hosts Regis In RMAC Quarterfinals Tuesday Brad Jameslast_img read more